Friday, September 18, 2015

Hobby Polish Bloggers Presents - Fall Colors

     It's time once again for the monthly link up presented by the Facebook group Hobby Polish Bloggers. This months theme is fall colors.  I don't know about you but I absolutely love fall colors. The colder temperatures and the fact that winter is approaching I can do without, but the trees look so pretty. I look forward to the changing leaves, especially since we have a tree in our yard that naturally does a gradient of red, orange, yellow and green. Add to that they form an almost perfect ball shape and you can't help but marvel at its beauty.  I knew right away I wanted to incorporate my love for this tree and the changing leaves in my manicure. 

Photo was taken in natural light

    After trying to come up with an abstract manicure idea and coming up empty handed I decided that I literal design would be best. Now I know what you might be thinking. Where are all those colorful leaves I describe earlier, where is the gradient of red, orange, yellow and green?  Well, it was a tough nail art day for me and sometimes it best to just walk away then risk further destruction. It happens to the best of us sometimes. 

     Turns out I didn't have a leaf image that I could have sworn Id used before and the one I did have was a solid image. I wanted one that I could fill in to show the leaves changing. After several failed attempts at decals, and the colors I wanted to use not working well for stamping I had one lonely leaf decal to work with. 

Photo was taken in direct sunlight

     To create this manicure I started out with Sinful Colors Snow me White and a classic french tip look.  Using a striping polish from Jordana called The Stylist I lined the base of the white and let that dry. 

     The decal was created using Red Angle plate RA-121 and Konad Black. I used my best efforts to fill the leaf in with Milani Bijou Bronze

    Overall, I like the finished look. I'm just a wee bit disappointed that my original idea didn't work out.  But fall is nowhere near over so I might try this again. Now let's see what everyone else came up with. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

1 comment:

  1. I loooove seasonal accented Frenchies!! This is so cute!!


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